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Family court system is a farce, claim fathersPosted: 27 Aug 2009 05:23 AM PDT

Family court system is a farce, claim fathers

TWO fathers from North Devon who have faced lengthy delays with the family court system have spoken to the Journal after our report last week on the Children and Family Court Advisory Service (Cafcass).

 

 
 

 

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST DAD WHO SPANKED SONPosted: 27 Aug 2009 05:17 AM PDT

CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST DAD WHO SPANKED SON

A Coral Gables father who decided not to “spare the rod, spoil the child” said he felt vindicated Wednesday after state prosecutors officially dropped a child abuse charge that they had leveled against him.

 

 
 

 

Abuse allegations at Lansing detention centerPosted: 27 Aug 2009 05:16 AM PDT

Abuse allegations at Lansing detention center

Tamara McGill says her fifteen year old daughter, Akua suffered a black eye and burn marks on her face after she was physically restrained by a staff member at the Lansing Residential Center earlier this month. McGill says the staff member at Lansing used a restraint method called the hook on her daughter and she questions the need for such aggressive restraining measures on a fifteen year old girl.

 

 
 

 

Go Away!Posted: 27 Aug 2009 05:08 AM PDT

NO

WARRANT?

NO

ENTRY!

As provided in the Bill of Rights

Brought to you by:

Parents to End CPS Abuses

P.O.Box 34 Ramona, SD 57054

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/endCPSabuses

 

 
 

 

Quinn Signs Three Child Welfare-Related LawsPosted: 27 Aug 2009 04:45 AM PDT

Quinn Signs Three Child Welfare-Related Laws

Three new bills signed into law are aimed at reforming child welfare in Illinois.

The new laws enable the Department of Children and Family Services to better support families in need, strengthen the relationships between parents and children and build better futures for youth transitioning from state care to adult independence.

 

 
 

 

Bullshit Alert!!!Posted: 27 Aug 2009 04:41 AM PDT

It’s Not Just a Job – A Realistic Preview of a Career in Child Protective Services

The following program contains graphic depictions of child abuse and neglect that viewer may find disturbing.

Viewer discretion advised. This may make you want to puke.

 

 
 

 

My Foster Care JourneyPosted: 26 Aug 2009 08:40 PM PDT

My Foster Care Journey

My mother had it rough. Five kids all almost after one another, with a man who wasn’t around. My dad was a good guy, at heart he just made bad choices. Selfish ones. I was 18 months when I was placed in foster care.

 

 
 

 

Foster children need compassion better than medicationPosted: 26 Aug 2009 08:35 PM PDT

Foster children need compassion better than medication

Children in state care have lost everything: their families, their security and their identity, so it’s natural for them to be sad, depressed and angry against their circumstances.

 

 
 

 

Miami appeals court grapples with adoption by gaysPosted: 26 Aug 2009 08:27 PM PDT

Miami appeals court grapples with adoption by gays

A Miami appeals court that will help decide the fate of Florida’s ban on adoption by gay people grilled lawyers on both sides of the dispute Wednesday as it grappled with a thorny question: Does the law protect children from a risky lifestyle, or merely punish a group lawmakers dislike?

 

 
 

 

The Teddy Bear Attorney: Providing Comfort to Children in Court SystemPosted: 26 Aug 2009 08:29 PM PDT

The Teddy Bear Attorney: Providing Comfort to Children in Court System

Note: “No! You can’t have your parents, but you can have a teddy bear.”

Tell the nice social worker what she wants to hear and I’ll bet that she’ll give you a bag of M&M’s too.

 

 
 

 

CPS updates guidelines on children, sex diseasesPosted: 26 Aug 2009 07:53 PM PDT

CPS updates guidelines on children, sex diseases

Child Protective Services will take a more aggressive approach to protecting children and their siblings in suspected cases of child abuse when a child tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease, the agency said.

 

 
 

 

Ron Paul: Kennedy Death to Push ReformPosted: 26 Aug 2009 07:50 PM PDT

I think that what Ron Paul is saying about emotionalism is a factor in the workings of the Child Protective Industry as well. People blindly support them because they all love kids and believe that CPS is protecting abused and neglected children. This is simply not the case.

They are playing off the emotions of good people and manufacturing support for their cause.

Propaganda is an art.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1073155?wpid=2167

 

 
 

 

Fremont Family Law attorney explains the juvenile dependency court processPosted: 26 Aug 2009 07:29 PM PDT

Fremont Family Law attorney explains the juvenile dependency court process

Fremont Family Law attorney explains the juvenile dependency court process.

Juvenile dependency is the process by which a child is removed from his or her parent’s custody and care, and is declared a “dependent of the court”. These cases often involve children who have been abandoned, neglected or injured by their parents, foster parents or legal guardians. Juvenile dependency cases may also be brought when parents or caretakers are unable to meet the needs of a special needs child.

 

 
 

 

Canadian Rape & INJUSTICE for allPosted: 26 Aug 2009 07:21 PM PDT

Preview of several Canadian cases of Child Protective Services and the Judges and lawyers connected to Children who have been habitually raped and beaten in the “Care” of the Canadian “Authorities”. This won’t bring Bruce White, back from the dead, after his B.C. brutal treatment by Child Support and “Family Court” abuse… but it is a sliver of INFO about to go PUBLIC in a big way.

We start with some startling statements from the East Coast of Canada, by Mr. Byron PRIOR who found RMCP and in-Justice system unresponsive and willingly abusive or Canadian citizens common Law rights.

 

 
 

 

“Mean” Foster ParentsPosted: 26 Aug 2009 11:45 AM PDT

“Mean” Foster Parents

Heartland foster child told investigators he was hurt when he fell off his bike, but officers say the hand print shaped injury on the boy’s cheek told a different story.

The 4-year-old boy’s foster parents originally said he had run into a door in their home. A second story of an out of control boy who fell against a dresser, investigators say, did not match the physical evidence either.

 

 
 

 

Caseloads for social workers called too highPosted: 26 Aug 2009 08:40 AM PDT

Caseloads for social workers called too high

Social worker caseloads are much higher in Los Angeles County than surrounding areas, but meeting optimum workloads would require 1,695 new hires and cost $180.5 million at a time of severe budget constraints, the county’s CEO reported Tuesday.

 

 
 

 

In unprecedented move Arkansas DHS forces parents to chose between their children and their religionPosted: 26 Aug 2009 08:22 AM PDT

In unprecedented move Arkansas DHS forces parents to chose between their children and their religion

After nearly a year, the Arkansas Department of Human Services still has not returned more than thirty children, who were taken in a raid on Tony Alamo Ministries. The Department has made several requirements for the reunification of parents and children. One of the requirements the Arkansas DHS has made is that the parents must sever their connection with Tony Alamo Ministries if they want to be reunited with their children.

 

 
 

 

I found out I had 15 brothers and sisters… on Facebook!Posted: 26 Aug 2009 07:33 AM PDT

I found out I had 15 brothers and sisters… on Facebook!

Teenager Sophie Featherstone thought she was all alone in the world after her beloved granny died. And then out of the blue, an email arrived.

 

 
 

 

FBCH launches Safe Families initiativePosted: 26 Aug 2009 07:27 AM PDT

FBCH launches “Safe Families” initiative

The Board of Trustees of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes unanimously approved July 28 the development of a new program, “Safe Families,” which is designed to reach and care for children and families experiencing a crisis.

The goal of the Safe Families program is to provide short term childcare support in order to help prevent family crises from escalating to the point where law enforcement and the state must come in and take custody of the children.

 

 
 

 

Elderly Couple Forced into State CustodyPosted: 26 Aug 2009 07:17 AM PDT

Now they’re going after the elderly too.

They’re not criminals. They’ve broken no laws. But an elderly Richardson couple claims the state is holding them against their will. Investigative reporter Becky Oliver explains.

 

 
 

 

Emma case spurs new CPS guidelinesPosted: 26 Aug 2009 07:09 AM PDT

Emma case spurs new CPS guidelines

Texas Child Protective Services will use more aggressive procedures when investigating allegations of abuse in children with sexually transmitted diseases, following the beating death of 4-year-old Emma Thompson in June.

 

 
 

 

Father Speaks OutPosted: 26 Aug 2009 06:56 AM PDT

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1072506?wpid=2167

 

 
 

 

Is Crist playing politics with runaway?Posted: 26 Aug 2009 06:53 AM PDT

After a Florida judge ruled in court on Friday that the dependency hearing for 17-year-old self-proclaimed Christian convert Fathima Rifqa Bary will stay in Florida, Governor Charlie Crist released his own statement.

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/1072531?wpid=2167

 

 
 

 

Apology after girl held in cellPosted: 26 Aug 2009 06:48 AM PDT

Apology after girl held in cell

Police have apologised after a 10-year-old girl was arrested, handcuffed and detained for six hours including being held in a police cell in Devon.

Shannon Blake from Tiverton was arrested along with two older youths following an incident in a park.

 

 
 

 

Florida’s ban on gay adoptions headed to appeals courtPosted: 26 Aug 2009 06:45 AM PDT

Florida’s ban on gay adoptions headed to appeals court

Martin Gill’s long journey to become the legal father to two foster children will take him Wednesday to Florida International University’s law school — where his attorneys are asking a Miami appeals court to toss out Florida’s 31-year-old ban on adoption by gay people.

 

 
 

 

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